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Jefferson County
Beaumont City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a change order increasing the amount of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Emergency Generators Project by $73,945.

The contract is with McDonald Electric of Houston, and will install emergency generators at the wastewater treatment plant on Lafin Road.

"The change order will furnish all necessary matting and materials to install a 1.0 megawatt generator at the north side of the plant, install four concrete pads and eight stair units for generator access, provide generator interface to the switchgear, and modify the existing switchgear so that the utility and generator breakers can be manually operated safely from the outside," City Manager Kyle Hayes said.

The total amount of the contract after the change order is $1.279 million.

The city council voted to approve the purchase of two 100-ton air conditioning condensing units from Trane Company of Houston for a total of $103,670.

"The two existing condensing units to be replaced were manufactured in March of 1991," Hayes said.  "Replacement parts are no longer available and the units are well beyond their life expectancy.  Maintenance on these units is continuous and inefficient."

Hayes also said the new units will provide an annual electrical savings of approximately 79,500 kilowatt/hours. 

The city council voted to authorize Hayes to execute documents necessary to accept the Fiscal Year 2011 Safety Traffic Enforcement Program Waves grant.  The program would provide grant funds for enhancing traffic safety.

"The grant would be in an amount not to exceed $19,849 from the Texas Department of Transportation with a city "match" funding of $10,823 as our portion of the costs for the project titled 'FY 2011 S.T.E.P. Waves', which are Thanksgiving 2010 holiday, Valentine's Day 2011 holiday, Memorial Day 2011 holiday and Labor Day 2011 holiday," Hayes said.

All items were approved.  All votes were unanimous with Council Member Dr. Alan Coleman absent.  Agenda

Prior to the meeting, the city council held a workshop concerning the Capital Program for fiscal years 2011-2015 and funding for various projects in the Capital Program.  No action was taken during the workshop. 

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